Global Insurance Law Connect adds Turkish firm Durukan to network

Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 by Michaela Hickson.

25th August 2020  – Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC) announced today that the Turkish law firm Durukan has become a member of the GILC legal network. The addition of Durukan brings the network to 19 members, and the European group of GILC member firms now includes: Turkey, France, Germany, Spain, UK, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway and Finland.

Jim Sherwood, Chairman of Global Insurance Law Connect commented: “Global Insurance Law Connect is growing rapidly, but we remain true to our principle of offering membership only to firms that truly are insurance specialists, and can bring that focus to the work we do for our clients.  Durukan are a great additional to our team, as they will bring to GILC their experience in new fields such as artificial intelligence alongside their significant insurance expertise.”

Mahmut Barlas, Partner at Durukan, commented, “Durukan are known within our industry for our quality of service and the integrity that we bring to our work. As a specialist, founded in 1968, the majority practice involves international and local insurers, and we look forward to working closely with our fellow GILC members, and their clients to offer the most effective joined up international legal solutions.”


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Notes to editors

Global Insurance Law Connect is a formal alliance of insurance law firms spanning four continents. Founder member firms are Batini Traverso Grasso & Associati (Italy), BLM (UK and Ireland), Byrd & Associates (France) and Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC (USA). Other members are Blanco & Asociados (Spain), Durukan (Turkey), Khaitan Legal Associates (India), Santos Bevilaqua Advogados (Brazil), Advokatfirmaet Riisa & Co (Norway) and Lydian (Belgium), Buren Legal (China), gbf Attorneys-at-Law (Switzerland), Lee and Li (Taiwan), Molitor (Luxembourg), Ocampo 1890 (Mexico), Sparke Helmore (Australia), and Socrates (Finland).

A cornerstone of the offering is 14 special legal and risk interest groups sharing expert knowledge with clients across classes of business such as product liability, D&O, marine, energy and cyber. Additional groups will be added as the alliance grows.

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